Lemon, Dill and Salmon

3 Salmon - cooked

If you missed my last post, it may be news to you that I just got married. I absolutely love weddings – it’s essentially a great party where families and friends from all sorts of places get together, you meet lots of new (generally) wonderful people, and eat, drink, laugh, dance and have a great time surrounded by said people.

That being said, when you have a pile of visa paperwork, your other half gets a promotion, and you’re kind of on your own with most of both your families living far away and you need to plan your wedding (besides venue and dress) in about three weeks, life can get a little crazy. But one must eat. And being food-lovers, we ate. A lot. Turning to food for comfort in stressful times is a common practice, although seriously not recommended, especially before your wedding! I’m still surprised I managed to fit into my dress! Continue reading

Bolognese or Bolognaise, Italian or French?

The prerequisite bolognese/bolognaise recipe!

Disclaimer: this probably isn’t the ‘classic’ or ‘perfect’ or ‘whatever-you-want-to-call-it’ bolognaise recipe…. but it’s the one that my friends, family and I love – both to cook AND eat.

The full bolognaise recipe is something that I just started doing pretty recently. The soffritto (Italian) or mirepoix (French) which is the combination of onions, celery and carrots – makes the bolognaise, SO much better. I made this for a dinner we had recently, and the smell of it made a couple of people say “WHAT did you put in that?? It smells so good!”

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